I am loving the trend these days for raw chocolate bars to contain medicinal herbs. This is one of my favorite companies for raw chocolate (Oh, I have others too!) I love these bars because they are actually more like a truffle than a chocolate bar. They are thicker, contain a soft slightly chewy filling surrounded by a substantial amount of decadent, melt in your mouth dark raw vegan organic chocolate. The company is Earth Source Organics which is based in sunny San Diego. Each ingredient is of the highest quality, and is chosen for being an amazing superfood, not just for flavor or texture purposes. All ingredients are raw, organic and vegan. There are 4 different flavors of chocolate bars which all contain cacao butter, cacao powder, vanilla bean and Himalayan pink crystal salt. The filling ingredients vary a bit from bar to bar.
My number 1 favorite flavor is the Maca Bar. I am a huge maca fan, I love the flavor of this powerful root all on it’s own. I have been using it consistently as a healing and balancing food in my diet for years now. For well rounded hormonal support and adrenal support it is my number 1 choice. Combined with raw chocolate there is a definite alchemy both in health benefits, the way it makes you feel, and surely in flavor. The inside of this bar is a perfectly sweet combination of maca root, mesquite pod meal, bahri dates, golden Hunza raisons, coconut oil and agave nectar. Even while being dark chocolate it has no bitterness. It has the perfect level of sweetness, and I can even taste the Himalayan pink crystal salt which lends really well to the flavor and ties everything together. It may be this ingredient that adds a subtle salt crystal crunch to each bite. I could eat this one everyday and I don’t think I’d ever get tired of it.
The acai berry is the highest known berry in antioxidants, containing twice the levels of blueberries. The filling of this chocolate bar is a chewy blend of freeze dried acai, agave nectar, yacon syrup and coconut oil. 90% of acai fruit is actually seeds, so the filling of this bar has a little bit of a gritty texture. The berries are slightly tart, so this Righteously Raw flavor wouldn’t be for someone wanting a purely sweet chocolate experience. However, it is by far the highest of the 4 flavors in vitamin c and antioxidant levels, and offers a unique combination of flavors that will inspire and delight a more adventurous raw chocolate lover.